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I had been waiting three years for surgery to remove my ovarian cysts. The last MRI (over a yr ago showed three large cysts, 17cm on the right hand side, two 10cm on the left hand side ovary). Went in on Monday as a day case for removal "cystectomy". When I woke up I was told that they had changed op to a laparotomy rather than laparoscopy due to size of cysts and needing to take them out as a solid mass as when they saw them they weren't sure what they were exactly. They called oncology in to get their opinion. They removed the cyst on the right hand side (the largest). It had eaten my ovary and fallopian tube so nothing was left other than the "cyst" which was a solid mass, not fluid filled, officialy now a "tumour". The left hand side they left alone, taking just a sample from the left ovary to biopsy and find out what the tumours actually consist of. They are hoping they are benign.
I am not sure why they left the left hand side ones in place it wasnt really explained. I have to go back for the biopsy results. I think maybe if they are cancerous they will have to remove everything wheras if they are not maybe we can decide then what to do with them or we lose both ovaries of course.
So... I have to go back to the hospital for biopsy results. They said they would send an appointment. I hope its soon as its really worrying!
The cesarean wound is not bad at all, I do have pain inside where the tumours are still but there is blissfully no pain on the right hand side where all that was removed.
So glad it has been done.
I am due to go back to work for 4 hrs on saturday then properly from Monday. I am a bit sore and slow, but I should be okay. Only spent two nights on the ward. Paractamol and ibruprofen is just fine for pain relief.
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